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What Is the Significance of China’s #MeToo Movement?

ChinaFile
03/16/2018

“Loudly telling dirty jokes, ridiculing female colleagues about their looks and figures, using the excuse of ‘giving direction’ to make unnecessary body contact in factory workshops, this kind of ‘sexual harassment culture’ is prevalent.” As the #MeToo movement took hold in China, a Foxconn worker described her experience for the feminist website Jianjiaobuluo (尖椒部落).

Ivanka Failed To Mention The Women Who Make Her Products In Speech On Women's Empowerment In India

Bustle
11/28/2017

Ivanka Trump flew halfway around the world to champion women's rights and empowerment on Tuesday in India. But in a hyped-up speech, Trump failed to mention women who make Ivanka Trump products in India, where workers reportedly sew her clothing line for just a few dollars a day.

Ivanka Trump’s India trip overshadowed by clothing brand criticism, White House disputes

New York Daily News
11/27/2017

Ivanka Trump’s anticipated trip to India this week has already been met with criticism and White House infighting.

The first daughter and White House aide will visit Hyderabad for a three-day conference set up by the U.S. to empower entrepreneurship. While there, the former real estate and fashion executive will speak on a “Be the Change: Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership” panel on Tuesday and appear at another forum scheduled for Wednesday.

Ivanka Trump to promote women in India amid questions about garment workers who make her clothes there

Washington Post
11/26/2017

When Ivanka Trump leads a U.S. delegation to southern India this week, the president’s daughter will use her official role as a White House adviser to promote female entre­pre­neur­ship and economic power.

But looming over her visit will be an uncomfortable question that Trump’s company has refused to answer: What are the work conditions for laborers in India who have pieced together clothes for her fashion line?

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